An Essay on Electricity, containing a series of experiments introductory to the study of that science; in which are included some of the latest discoveries; intended chiefly with a view of facilitating its application, and extending its utility in medical purposes.

Bristol: J.B. Becket [et. al.], 1773.

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First edition. [2], xv, [1], 151, [1]pp. Half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf, front cover nearly detached, chips to spine, lacks endpapers. ESTC T144355.

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"Several Persons in this City, who have lately furnished themselves with Electrical Machines, have repeatedly desired me to give them a few plain Directions for the Use and Management of it — to put them in a Method of adjusting the Apparatus for various Purposes, and to draw up a Series of such Experiments as might tend to facilitate the Study of Science" (Advertisement). The work includes descriptions of experiments and observations made by Benjamin Franklin. Scarce.